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In state after state, the number of new voters has swelled like never before. They're mostly under 30 and solidly backing Barack Obama.

McCain celebrates his 'best friend in the whole world', Joe the Plumber, who has a 'magical plunger' that will fix all our economic problems.

'Joe the Plumber', the unlikely star of the final 2008 presidential debate, reveals some of his more extreme views on the issues.

Obama and McCain exchange blows on abortion rights and a mother's health, the latter of which is too extreme for the Republican.

So far in the once-red state of Virginia, things are going Obama's way.

Politics ain't beanbag, but the thuggishness of McCain and Palin and their conservative media enablers have infected our political discourse.

The next president and Congress must reverse the conservative tide of the Bush judiciary.

On the campaign trail, new lies are being pumped into the political bloodstream.

As the media descends on Hempstead, NY, for the last presidential debate, regular citizens express frustration with crises at home and abroad.

Keith Olbermann shows his anger and frustration with McCain campaign's mudslinging, hypocrisy and bigotry.


Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

New Hampshire Republicans generated little enthusiasm on the campaign trail and underwhelming turnout on Tuesday.  

January 11, 2012

Hope for a stronger economy, clean energy, green jobs, and improved health and security for our nation drove youth voters to the polls in record numbers on November 4.

November 10, 2008

By 10:00 am, 565 students at the Florida A&M University at Tallahassee, Florida already voted.

November 4, 2008

By 7am, there was already a line of over 1000 students waiting to vote at Penn State University, PA.

November 4, 2008

YouTube and PBS are offering a prominent platform for citizens to police the election process on November 4.

October 21, 2008